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Author of Thrillers: Genre: Murder, Mystery & Crime

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Death For A Starter – Coming Soon!

Death For A Starter by Percy ChatteyMy new novel “Death for a Starter” is coming on fine. I just passed 30k words. I am loving writing this one and can’t wait to let you guys get your hands on a copy.

The story starts in the 1800’s and has some very interesting twists and turns. I hope it is ready by the end of April.  There’s a free starter Chapter on my website:

Synopsis: DEATH FOR A STARTER: New Novel by Percy Chattey….
Ireland in the 1850’s was being destroyed by a famine in which people were dying from starvation because the staple diet, the potato had been ruined by a fungus that had spread across Europe.

This is the story of one family who watch as their income is destroyed and then go to great lengths to survive when their neighbours are dying in their thousands, whilst others are emigrating to various parts of the world. A tale of murder and robbery. also a family living in fear of being recognised, arrested and hanged.

From rural Ireland to the industrial North East of England the story takes the reader through twists and turns as we follow a ten year old boy’s ruthlessness in protecting his love ones and steers them through an industrial life in Victorian England.


New Thriller Book is in the making… more soon!

Well I am well into my latest thriller book now at about 10,000 words … more details soon.

But I can tell you the working title “Death for a Starter” – And I am very excited about it … the “starter” bit might give you a clue to the cause of death !!!

Watch on the website or this blog for more details soon… >

Quote:We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” –  Ernest Hemingway

Top Ten Teen Thrillers

Thriller book Kingdom by the SeaThe Guardian (UK Newspaper) has listed their ten best thriller books for teens... Sophie McKenzie, the author of the Missing series picks her favourite page-turners.

  1. Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
  2. The Kingdom by the Sea by Robert Westall
  3. Unrest by Michelle Harrison
  4. Dead Time by Anne Cassidy
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  7. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  8. Sister by Rosamund Lupton
  9. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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